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54 and 56, Pilgrim Street (See Details for Further Address Information), Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: 54 and 56, Pilgrim Street (See Details for Further Address Information)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 March 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 305001

OS Grid Reference: NZ2498664275
OS Grid Coordinates: 424986, 564275
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9725, -1.6112

Location: Highbridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6AQ

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 6AQ

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Listing Text

The following shall be added:
NZ 2564 SW
1833-/20/21/10001 Nos 54 and 56
Former Masonic Temple, now offices, shops and club. Built 1894,
to the designs of John Johnson, J.K.W. Lowry. Refurbished and
converted c1989. Ashlar and brick with ashlar dressings, lead
roofs. Pilgrim Street front, 4 storey. Neo Jacobean style. Large
off-centre entrance archway, topped by a broken pediment on
brackets. To the left a doorway with a small window beyond, to
the right a segment headed doorway with raised keystone, and
foundation stone plaque beyond. Above on eitherside, single
circular windows topped by winged globes. First floor has 5 Doric
pilasters, and a central pair of windows, flanked by single
windows all with ashlar surrounds and round headed arches with
carved tympanums. Attic floor above has central 2-light, and
flanking 2 light windows, with squat panel pilasters supporting
an entablature and balustrade with ball finials. The centre has
an elaborate carved dormer with shield. To the left a small
corner cupola.
High Bridge front, has to the right a continuation of the Pilgrim
Street front, 4 storey with similar fenestration, articulated
with pilasters and topped by an elaborate gabled blind dormer.
Beyond to the left the facade is red and white brick with ashlar
dressings. The first 2 bays are 4 storey and the remaining 4 are
2 storey. The ground floor has an entrance to the left and 5 shop
Shakespeare Street front, 4 storey, 3 window front in the
Italianate style. Ground floor has a round headed doorway to left
with rusticated pilasters supporting a segmental pediment, and
to the right a shop front with a further pilaster beyond. Above
3 deeply sunk windows in surrounds with pilasters and rusticated
bands. Above 3 round headed windows in square headed surrounds,
also with rusticated pilasters. Above again 3 round headed arches
and pilasters. Topped by a deep cornice.
See also 67 High Bridge and 16 Shakespeare Street.

Listing NGR: NZ2498664275

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Source: English Heritage

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